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Mayo's corner of woe for articulated truck drivers strikes again

Thursday, 17th May, 2018 5:02pm

Mayo's corner of woe for articulated truck drivers strikes again


FRESH calls have been made to deal with a regular traffic problem in Castlebar centre.

Drivers of heavy articulated trucks are unaware of the difficulties involved in turning into Rock Square from the bottom of the hill at Castle Street in the town centre.

The lack of signage warning drivers of the problem was once again highlighted this evening when the driver of a big truck got stuck at the location.

It was not the first and it won't be the last time.

The vehicle failed to turn the corner at the bottom of Castle Street because the area is simply too narrow.

As a result, the driver was forced to reverse a number of yards before finding a clear roadway out of town via Barrack Bridge.

A shop owner confirmed the problem is a regular occurrence because there is still no signage forewarning drivers about the situation.

A renewed call has been issued to Castlebar Municipal District to erect a large sign at the top of Castle Street to end this problem which also leads to traffic snarls at Main Street and the Market Square area.

*See video footage on our Facebook page.


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